How to Support Black Businesses Near Me
If you're looking to help support and strengthen the Black-Owned Businesses in and around the Chicago Southland, here are some resources.
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Dream App For Exploring The Southwest Suburbs of Chicago Completely
All about the free Chicago Southland App, literally an interactive encyplodia of the bike trails, walking paths, and places to explore.
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Avocado Express Opens In Tinley Park, Illinois
All about the new grab-and-go, quick service, and catering spot in Tinley Park: Avocado Express.
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Victor J. Andrew High School Preschool Program for 2021-2022 
Registration information for Victor J. Andrew High School's 2021-2022 Preschool Program.
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Albrecht Dürer Renaissance Drawing of Mother Mary and Baby Uncovered
A man bought a yellowing picture of the Virgin Mary and Child at an estate sale that experts believe is by renowned German artist Albrecht Dürer.
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Forest Preserve District of Will County announces 2022 Events Schedule
Here is a sneak peak of the special programs you can expect from the Forest Preserve District of Will County in 2022.
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“Grandma Rules the Yule” Merchandise — Christmas Gifts for Grandma
Grandma Rules the Yule! The perfect Christmas gift for grandma that's unique, that she'll always remember and absolutely love all year round.
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Top Decorated Houses With Christmas Lights In Tinley Park 2021
Check out this timesaving list of Tinley Park's top 24 decorated houses with Christmas lights in 2021, including one that ABC7 visited for TV.
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Loyola Medicine Southwest Ambulatory Care Center Breaks Ground
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Avocado Theory in Tinley Park — Everything You Need To Know
Tinley Park is now home to the first Avocado Theory restaurant in the country. With offers to franchise already, you know it's a hidden gem.
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2021 Tinley Park Christmas Parade of Lights Persists Despite Rain
Did the Tinley Park Parade of Lights get cancelled due to rain on December 6, 2021? Jeff Vorva reports.
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Remaining Video Rental Store, Right Here In Chicago: Mokena Video
Learn about of one the last video stores in America, right here in the Chicago Southland area: Mokena Video.
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Hi, I'm Stephanie!

If you're new to the Chicago South Suburbs (knwon as the Southland), let me save you time.

It can be overwhelming trying to get familiar with a new town. Finding out where to go and where to get things. I didn't know anybody when I moved to Tinley, except my husband and in-laws. It took time to learn the lay of the land. So I created this blog to help other new parents to the area have an easier first year or two here.

But this is also alittle bit of my journal, updated with knowledge and resources I discover, that you may find valuable.

So you never miss a piece of news or exclusive deal from brands and businesses, meant for my readers alone: